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Geek News on the Radio for December 17th, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Promised Refunds It Couldn’t Actually Guarantee

In the wake of performance woes for Cyberpunk 2077 on older generation consoles like the base PS4 and Xbox One, CD Projekt Red promised players that they are eligible for a refund if they’re not satisfied with the performance of the game. The only problem is actually getting the refund. On December 13, the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account posted a message for fans apologizing for the performance issues players are experiencing on base PS4 and Xbox One consoles, and that more patches are coming that will improve the stability and performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles. The statement ends with a pledge that anyone who purchased a digital copy of Cyberpunk 2077 can refund the game if they want for a limited time through PSN, Xbox, or local retailers. “Should this not be possible, please contact us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you,” reads the statement.

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Marvel’s Avengers Didn’t Sell As Expected, Says Square Enix

Earlier this month in Japan, Square Enix held a briefing for investors. This week, the Tokyo-based game company finally released an official transcript of the meeting. During the presentation, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda said, “The HD Games subsegment posted an operating loss as initial sales of Marvel’s Avengers were lower than we had expected and unable to completely offset the amortization of the game’s development costs.” How much was this loss? When addressing Matsuda, one participating investor estimated the loss was 7 billion yen ($67 million)—an estimate that Matsuda did not refute. The same participant asked if the HD Games subsegment would have been profitable if Marvel’s Avengers had sold enough to cover those development costs, seemingly unable to believe the loss was too large to simply be due to lackluster Avengers sales.

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House of the Dragon: release date, casting news, story details, and more about the Game of Thrones prequel

The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is finally looking like a reality, with official casting news flowing for multiple key roles. After a few different Game of Thrones prequels were optioned, the Targaryen-focused House of the Dragon has emerged the clear favorite at HBO, with principal production on House of the Dragon set to begin in 2021. The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel, which reads like a history book documenting the early history of the Targaryen dynasty, from founding King’s Landing and establishing it as the royal capital of Westeros to the fabled Targaryen civil war. Expect plenty of dragons, executions by fire, and of course political intrigue, backstabbing, and sex. HBO has yet to confirm this, but it’s likely the pandemic is having some sort of ill effect on House of the Dragon production. And despite things still being very early in development, we actually know a fair bit about House of the Dragon. That’s thanks to a few official snippets of information, but mostly because we know the series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, which tells us a ton about what to expect.

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